Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 20th, 2009
A good overview of the International Cryptozoology Museum (located at the back of the Green Hand Bookshop) was posted today on the Featured Stories page of the Maine Office of Tourism website.
The ICM appreciates, acknowledges, and gives full credit to the Maine Office of Tourism for seeking us out, obtaining the museum information and posting it online for future visitors. They did this without any approach from the museum, and we find this encouraging in terms of our efforts to elevate the public educational mission of the museum, as a gateway to adventure and scientific exploration for tourists, travelers, and Maine residents.
International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress Street, Portland, Maine.
(One minor correction to an earlier version of the page is in the process of being made; they are changing the Tue.-Sat. closing time to the proper hour of 6:00 p.m., not 7:00 p.m.)
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.